Dental caries is the main reason for dental pain, it is a multifactorial disease, which means, it originates from different causes and being in contact with the dentin of the tooth or the nerve causes pain.
Can a tooth without decay hurt?
Yes, there are many other pathologies that can affect our oral cavity, not just dental caries, in this post we will talk about some of them.
- Gum disease: this disease manifests itself with inflammation, redness and sensitivity which could cause a painful sensation in the affected tooth or teeth.
- Molars of the trial: They tend to come out in adolescence, but it is very usual that they do not erupt in the right position, which can cause discomfort and dental pain, it can even hurt the ear and other teeth.
- Bruxism: The bruxism or unconscious grinding usually produced during sleep, can get to cause dental pain by the muscular force that is generated affects the periodontal ligament of the tooth and produce intense pain.
- Injuries: caused by bumps or falls, they may not present any symptoms at first, but after months or even years, the tooth may turn dark and begin the pain.
- Dental sensitivity: occurs with changes in temperature, the cold or heat can be painful, even very sweet or acidic foods. It can be caused by problems of abrasion, which erodes the tooth enamel leaving the dentinal tubules exposed and producing a painful sensation.
- Trigeminal pathology or neuralgia: Pain can be confused with that caused by dental problems, but in reality its origin could be in a cause, less common but more pungent, as is trigeminal neuralgia. This painful condition concerns the fifth cranial nerve that causes recurrent episodes of acute and acute facial pains, sudden and brief.
All these oral problems can cause pain, it is essential to go to the dentist who will give us the diagnosis to be able to perform the correct treatment according to the pathology that we can present.